[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

Derek Elkins derek.a.elkins at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 16:01:20 EST 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 21:47 +0100, Radosław Grzanka wrote:
> 2007/11/19, brad clawsie <clawsie at fastmail.fm>:
> > > > The problem is that only one person gets to comment on the quality of
> > > > a library, the author, who is about the least objective person.
> >
> > by rolling certain libraries into a base distribution, i was implying
> > that there would be more eyeballs focusing on making them
> > feature-complete. furthermore, by closely associating these libraries
> > into a base distribution, there will be a sense of urgency associated
> > with closing major bugs.
> If you look at the stability tag of ghc libraries you will see that a
> lot of them are marked as "provisional" (Network.URI for example) or
> "experimental" (Control.Monad.Trans).
> Although I would love to see some other standard libraries (MaybeT !),
>  I think that current base should be solid first.

On the other hand, some of these (Control.Monad.Trans) have been
"experimental" for several years despite being widely used that whole

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